One night a woman had a dream, she dreamed
she was walking along the beach with the LORD.
Across the sky flashed scenes from her life.
For each scene she noticed two sets of
footprints in the sand: one belonging
to her and the other to the LORD.
When the last scene of her life flashed before her,
she looked back at the footprints in the sand.
She noticed that many times along the path of
her life there was only one set of footprints.
She also noticed that it happened at the very
lowest and saddest times in her life.
This really bothered her and she
questioned the LORD about it:
“Lord, you said that once I decided to follow
you, you’d walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during the most
troublesome times in my life,
there is only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why when
I needed you the most you would leave me.”
The LORD replied:
“My precious, precious child,
I love you and I would never leave you.
During your times of trial and suffering,
when you see only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you.”
Diane Blasing, 82, passed away on August 30,2023 surround by her family.
She was born October 10,1940 by the late Clarence and Esther Callies. Diane was a daycare provider for many years, took in ironing, sold Artex Paints, and the list goes on and on. She worked at Bethesda Lutheran Home for many years and was the school lunch lady in Wautoma and Wild Rose until her retirement. Diane and her husband Lyle sold their home in Watertown Wis. after many years and moved to Wautoma for the country life. They built their dream home and she loved to garden, had many flower beds, and loved to cook, bake and canned anything she could . She enjoyed sewing, loved to send her homemade cards, and was the Historian for her Church – South Burr Oak United Methodist Church in Coloma Wis.
Diane was a loving wife to Lyle Blasing and a loving mother to, Jan Blasing, Julie Koenig, Sharon Hamann, Sandra VanBeem and Peggy Sue Blasing.
She loved her grandchildren, Vicki VanBeem, Jeff VanBeem, Jimmy Dehnert, Andy Melchior, Kayla Gray, Aaron Scherer, Paige Hamann (Zach Arnett) and Olivia (Ausitn) Wolf.
Great Grandchildren, Preslee (Kole) Marshall, Brentley VanBeem, Shelby Vanbeem, Riley Corrao, Emma Gray and Hailey Fendt.
Great-Great Grandchildren: Ryker Marshall, Zoe Marshall, Granger Wolf, Kiya Wolf and Sayler Arnett.
Diane was the second child of a 10 children: Clarence (Jeannie) Callies, Ronald Callies, Jim (Linda) Callies, Rosemary Dobbratz, Susie (Alfred) Jameson, Cindy (Nate Elsner), Dougy (Angela) Callies,Bill (Mary) Callies and the late Jerry (Sharon) Callies.
So many more relatives to list. Diane always told her girls that they could not date anyone north of Watertown , in fear they may be related. Diane had quite the sense of humor.
She was preceded in death by her Husband, Lyle Blasing , Daughters: Julie Koenig, Sharon Hamann and Peggy Sue Blasing. Grandchildren: Heather Mullin and Joe Seibert ; and her parents , Clarence and Esther Callies.
It was Diane’s wish that no formal services be held and cremation is to take place.
A very big thank you to Watertown Memorial Hospital and Hillside Manor Hospice for the Awesome care that Diane received during this difficult time. A Special Thank you to Mary Callies for everything she has done, Rosy Dobbratz for opening her loving home for the last two years, and Kaityn (Kadiedid) Montiel for assisting Diane in her needs. Your kindness, love,and generosity were the best. A special Thank you to Karen Clausen for singing to her on her last days. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation for the sympathy, comforting words, prayers and all the expressions of kindness and concern. May God Continue to Bless you.